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    Kenya's President Jomo Kenyatta on Tuesday (3 September) officially opened extensions to the East African oil refinery at the coastal town of Mombasa.

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    Kenya's President Jomo Kenyatta on Tuesday (3 September) officially opened extensions to the East African oil refinery at the coastal town of Mombasa.

    The Kenyan Government holds a 50-percent interest in the refinery, with B.P-Shell and the Caltex Company.

    The new extensions - in operation since May - have increased the daily capacity of the refinery from 7,700 tons to 13,200 tons of refined products.

    Expansion of the refinery was started in September 1972 and cost GBP 14.5 million (about 36 million U.S. dollars). The work provided jobs for about thousand Kenyans.

    The Mombasa refinery draws its crude oil from Iran, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East oil producer and supplies Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and the offshore East African islands.

    At the opening ceremony, President Kenyatta spoke of the refinery's contribution to Kenya's economic growth since it went into operation in 1963 -- the year of Kenya's independence.

    President Kenyatta was welcomed by the refinery's apparel manager Mr. Jim Gordon, and Kenya's Finance and Planning Minister Mr. Mwai Kibaki.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAF1ZQC6RMPC6PEEIDKLFG5UJZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAF1ZQC6RMPC6PEEIDKLFG5UJZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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